The Mongolian Immigration Agency announced that it has deported 261 foreign citizens and fined over 600 who have been staying past their visa expiration dates in Mongolia.
The agency identified 950 citizens of 30 countries who have been overstaying in the country after conducting an inspection under the government’s order. Reportedly, the majority of the overstaying foreigners were citizens of China.
Statistics indicate that there were 23,737 foreigners from 122 countries with long-term residence permits in Mongolia as of January 2017. The report shows that Chinese citizens make up 30 percent of the total figure.
The most common violation among foreigners who entered Mongolia is overstaying past the length of their visa, accounting for 47.2 percent of all violations committed by foreigners, reports the Mongolian Immigration Agency. The next common violation has been identified as illegal employment or operating beyond their visa permit, taking up 27.7 percent.
Studies show that 54 percent of foreigners deported in the first half of 2017 are Chinese, 15.5 percent are North Korean, six percent are Vietnamese, 4.7 percent are Russian, and citizens of other countries take up the rest.
According to statistics, 313 foreigners of 25 countries were deported from Mongolia in the first half of 2016, and 188 foreigners of 18 countries were deported in the first half of 2015.